Blizzard Socks Northeast

Month's 3rd blizzard expected to dump 2 feet
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 4:28 AM CST
Blizzard Socks Northeast
Pedestrians and traffic navigate the intersection near Madison Square Garden as snow falls in New York City yesterday.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The third blizzard of the month is dumping yet more snow on the winter-weary Northeast. Strong winds, wet snow, and heavy rain are forecast to continue today in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and much of New England, AP reports. Schools have been closed and flights canceled, but utility company officials say they have managed to avoid any major power outages.

Some areas could be waking up to as much as 2 feet of snow this morning, according to CNN. In New York City, a man was killed when he was hit by a tree limb brought down by heavy, wet snow in Central Park. His was one of at least three deaths blamed on the storm, and the city has warned people to stay out of parks. Residents in flood-prone parts of New Hampshire have been told to prepare for possible evacuation.
(More blizzard stories.)

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